es henrich dies 8 apr 1954

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8 apr 1954 - E. S. Henrich Resident Here For 76 Years With...
E. S. Henrich Resident Here For 76 Years With F. M. Slagle & Co, For Over 60 Years Edward S. Henrich, Vice President President of F. M. Slagle and Co. for over 50 years and identified with the earliest beginnings of the Alton community, passed on.j at his home here late Wednesday Wednesday afternoon, March 31st. Mr. Henrich was bom Jan. 9, 1865 at Enchenberg, France, the son of Jacob and Anna Weyant Weyant Henrich. In 1866 he came to the United States with his parents and family, crossing the ocean by sail boat. The family located at Burlington," Wisconsin, Wisconsin, but in 1878 moved to Alton Alton and located on the fartm just east of town now owned by Dr. M. Vander Maaten, purchasing purchasing the land from the rail road. The. farm home on the place is the one originsjly built by the Henrich family, Jvho were skilled carpenters. Mr. Henrich, as,a boy of 13, assisted liis father and brothers brothers who built many of Alton's first homes, business pla.ces and churches. He recalled working with them in the erectioA of the local First Reformed church, at a time when water had to be hauled from the Floyd river. The Henriches also built the the ^esbyi^lm (then'^ojogre- gatidnal) churCa. ' In 1886, after finishing a tworyear business course at Bloomfield, Iowa, he was employed employed 1^ F, M. jSIagle and Company to manage the lumber yard at Hurley, gouth Dakota. Sept. 4, at Hurley, he was married married to Mary Ellen Murphy. In February, 1901, with Mrs. Henrich Henrich and their five children ho returned to Alton, Iowa, as auditor auditor and Vice President for F. M. Slagle and Company. Mrs. Henrich preceded her husband in death Feb. 10, 1949, and a granddaughter, Mary Ellen, Ellen, also preceded him. He is survived by five children: M-s. J. J, Dolan of Bgresford', So. Dak.; Frank E. of Lennox, So. Dak.; Mrs Florence Hoffman, Oscar S. and George W. of Alton; Alton; 18 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren; two brota- ers. Will of Centerville and John of Britton, S.D. Three brothers, Nick, Charles and Sister Verena preceded him in death. " A leader in community affairs, affairs, Mr. Henrich possessed' the ability to "get things done." Ha was President of the Alton Commercial Club during its period of greatest activity, when the club helped to push through the paving of Main street and several other Alton streets, besides a number of other projects to modernize and improve the town. He was a member of St. Mary's parish, an organizer of the Alton Building and Loan Association, member of the Park Commission, member of the school board for 16 years. He was one of the most enthusiastic enthusiastic members of the Alton Fortnightly Club, early literary and musical club here, was President in his turn and took an active part, contributing many well written papers. With Mrs. Henrich, his gracious wife, Eii S. Henrich he took part in the social life of the town and their hospitable hospitable home was the scene of many delightful parties for the mar ried set, and later for the young people while their children were growing up. ' V Funeral servicss were held Saturday morning at St. Mary's church, the Very Rev. Zeno Reising officiating and music by the men's choir. Six grand- tons wet;e pallbearers, includ- ' J^hng Ed. Hoffman of Chicago, Ro- S'Sgs4<**er!t!;'*Boa*iiii';^^^ f • So. Dak..TRefeer Henr-lSW; sphU Hoffman, Hoffman, Edward Lewis Henrich and Walter Henrich. Here 'for the rites were all the 'gi-andchildren, including Miss Florence Dolan, Sioux City; Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Ballard, Ballard, Vermillion, S.D., Mr. and Mrs. Dick Become, Lincoln, Nebr., Mr and Mrs. Kenneth Tliompson, BeresJSord, Robert and Eileen Dolan, Beresfovd; E^d Henrich of Chicago, Dr. and Mrp. R. P. Donovan of Jefferson, Jefferson, Iowa; Edward Louis Henrich Henrich of Ames. Others from out- of-town were Dr. and Mrs. Bollinger, Bollinger, Parkston, So. Dak.; Mr. and Mrs. Wilfred Henrich, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Bekins, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Shull, Sioux City; Mrs. John Doyle, Mrs. John P. Connelly, Mrs. ,H. P. Volin, Miss Mary Hurley, all of Lennox, Lennox, S.D., and many of the yard managers and others associated associated with the Slagle Co. Owing Owing to inclement weather ixn'i South Dakota peither of the two brothers were able to be present. Dr. Arnold Pins Attains Success Dr. Arnold Pins, the former Alton boy who is now vice president president of the Federal Savings and Loan Association of Oak Park, fashionable and prosperous- prosperous- Chicago suburb, was one of the officers featured in a special special edition of the Chicago Am- ericjsn celebrating the big Association's Association's "open house" in its magnificent new home. The open house held the first of the year lasted for ten days and 34 prizes were given each day, choicest of which was a color TV set won by Mrs. Janet Hart, top winner in guessing the amount of money in the colns-in-the-bowl guessing contest. contest. Dr. Pins is the son of the late

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  1. The Alton Democrat,
  2. 08 Apr 1954, Thu,
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